Blankney Farm Update – 16 February 2024

Again, recent wet weather has held up cultivations and drilling on the Heath. We have however made good progress since January and we now have 62% of our barley drilled.

Sugar beet harvesting is nearing its end and yields are holding up. Sugar staging is at 16.3% and yields are 36t an acre.

Since this winter’s wet weather, the Estate are now in the process of constructing the 2nd and 3rd flood protection works, to protect two farmyards which have been subject to flooding this year. A 4th scheme may be required to protect some third party properties.